Linda Mather Walker, President of the LWV in New Orleans has released a statement on the possible delay of elections in New Orleans. You can read it here.
Kay Maxwell, President of the LWVUS has released a statement on the reauthorization of the Patriot Act, which has passed the US House of Representatives and is now under consideration by the Senate. You can read it here.
The League of Women Voters of St. Tammany will hold it's Annual
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LWVST Joins Campaign May 1 - 8 to Highlight 45
Million Uninsured Americans
Today, 45 million Americans have no health insurance,
including more than 8 million children. Eight out of 10
uninsured Americans either work or are in working families.
As the price of health care continues to rise, fewer
individuals and families can afford to pay for coverage.
Fewer small businesses are able to provide coverage for
their employees, and those that do are struggling to hold on
to the coverage they offer. It is a problem that affects all
Cover the Uninsured Week 2005, May 1-8, will bring together
individuals and organizations from all sectors of society to
tell our leaders that health coverage for all Americans must
be their top priority. Cover the Uninsured Week events,
including kick-off events, health and enrollment fairs,
seminars for small businesses, campus events and interfaith
activities will take place in hundreds of communities
nationwide. Events will spotlight the fact that too many of
us are living without health coverage.
"The League of Women Voters of St. Tammany believes it is important to focus on this
issue until everyone in America has health coverage," said
Norma Gavin, Co-president. "We are proud to be part of the Cover the
Uninsured Week in Louisiana coalition and we encourage all of our
members to get involved in their communities."
LWVST joins a diverse group of national and local
organizations in support of this year's effort. Cover the
Uninsured Week staff can provide assistance to organizations
and volunteers organizing activities. Free planning guides
and materials will be available online and technical
assistance conference calls are being scheduled for anyone
planning a health fair or campus activity.
"For the past two years, thousands of Americans have
participated in Cover the Uninsured Week, speaking out for
affordable, reliable, and quality health care coverage for
all in America. During Cover the Uninsured Week 2005,
business owners, union members, employees, educators,
students, health consumers, hospitals, health insurers,
physicians, nurses, faith leaders and others, will make it
clear that an unacceptable number of Americans are living
without health coverage," said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.,
M.B.A., President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson
For more information on League involvement in Cover the Uninsured Week, visit the web site at www.CoverTheUninsuredWeek.org for more information and updates on the Week.
The League will hold a forum for candidates running for the 1st Congressional District on Thursday, October 21, 2004. The forum will be held at the St. Tammany Parish Council Chamber on Koop Drive from 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The League recently held it's national biennial convention in Washington, and LWVST member Barbara Dodds was one of the three delegates representing the League from Louisiana. Her report on the convention is available here.
The St Tammany League of Women Voters is monitoring certain bills before the state legislature. Click for the list.
The St Tammany League of Women Voters asked candidates for elections affecting St Tammany Parish to provide biographical information and respond to questions of local interest.
The League of Women Voters of St Tammany sponsored a forum on the delivery of health card in the tri-parish area on Thursday, February 12, 7 to 9 PM at the Parish Adminstration Building on Koop Drive. Panelists included LeVern Meades, CEO at LSU Health Sciences Center, Lallie Kemp Medical Center; Max Lauderdale, CEO at Lakeview Regional Medical Center; Dr Tania Levi, Senator Tom Shedler, and health insurance agent Rusty Levy.
That there is something very wrong with the way health care is delivered becomes more evident every day. But is the system broken or is it only badly bent?
The St Tammany League of Women Voters asked candidates for elections affecting St Tammany Parish to provide biographical information and respond to questions of local interest. The responses are provided below in excel and pdf format below.
In addition, the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana and the League of Women Voters of Louisiana have updated their 2003
The LWVST questionnaires and candidate biographies: